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New UCU strike dates announced for March

Staff at the University of Edinburgh will strike again from Monday March 21 to Friday March 25, over pension cuts, working conditions and pay.   This new strike action comes after 10 days of strikes in February. The University and College Union (UCU) announced last Friday that universities will face more  strikes before Easter, with strikes at […]

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“The bottom line is we feel abused and exploited”: Interviews on the picket line

Members of the UCU Edinburgh trade union have now completed a 10 day strike action against the University of Edinburgh on issues of pay, working conditions, and pensions. The Student asked several striking staff members online and at a staff rally about the impacts the issues concerned in the strike have had on them, their […]

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The research tug of war behind exoplanet k2-18b

Water vapour has been discovered in the atmosphere of exoplanet K2-18b, and while this major discovery may seem like positive news, tensions have arisen among researchers. This is namely because two separate studies were published, both of which relied on research to publish their findings which was supplied by the former group, headed by Professor […]